continued from April edition, Part 2
Fond memories include endless rides behind a tractor on a carry-all, always with a dog in tow, walking deep into the Berrilee bush early each December in search of Christmas bells, and a range of caravan holidays, sometimes to the beach, and at other times on a road trip, but always full of fun and adventure, not to mention the Glen Campbell and Neil Diamond eight tracks on repeat.
Dad was always happy exploring new places, and I remember the excitement in his voice when he called declaring he was on top on Australia, that being on top of Mt Kosciusko. At that time, the mobile phone was always with him as he was the out of hour’s timetable information service for the bus company. If only people knew from where some of the places their information was being delivered!
This eulogy would not be complete without recognising the incredible patience, persistence, skill and kindness offered to dad during the past 16 years. These include most importantly and significantly Mum, and the many doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, dieticians, occupational therapists, diversional therapists, surgeons, paramedics, members of the local fire brigade, carers (especially Brendan who spent every Tuesday with Dad), the wonderful people of Galston Community Centre and the many services they have provided, and the fabulous neighbours of Hansen Ave and Hakea Cres.
And finally, family members and friends who have always been there whenever needed for both Mum and Dad .. Dad’s life was certainly eventful and fulfilling, and certainly won’t be forgotten.
Rest in peace Dad.
Eulogy by Jo Anne Pierce